[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension
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Tue Jul 1 22:36:29 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Brion Vibber <brion at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>> The Babel templates are widely used on the Wikimedia Foundation's wikis.
>> Implementing them is a lot of work; you need more then 1000 templates just
>> to cover the languages that the Wikimedia Foundation supports in its
> That is of course ridiculous, only a couple of templates should be
> required for "box with a number in it".
> -- brion
We try to use very few with our system on Meta-Wiki.
One of my main problems with the babel extension is that I don't think
it gets rid of the *huge* number of categories that need to be created
(otherwise you have ugly redlinks). The system on Meta-Wiki greatly
reduces the number of categories, but I've been told that the
extension's developer was completely against any changes to the
extension (I didn't hear it directly from him).
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